[ardour-users] Some newbie questions

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue May 8 04:27:57 PDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 06:54 +0000, John Emmas wrote:
> Please can someone answer some dumb questions from a rookie...?
> 1)  If I hide a track in Ardour, how do I ever get it back again?

the notebook on the right hand side of the editor window (it could
hidden - its inside a draggable pane) has a tab for "tracks/busses". in
that tab, every track/bus has a "show" button/cell to click.

> 2)  The 'Session' menu doesn't seem to have a 'Save As' option - so if I'm 
> working on a session, how can I save it under a different name?

amazingly, perhaps. we don't do that. we consider the issues relating to
copying or not copying GB's of audio data to be so complex and so full
of pitfalls (just read some of the protools forums for examples of
people who have lost important work because of misunderstandings or
forgotten details) that we decided (for now) to provide just
"Snapshots". This allows you to save the current state of a session
under a given name, but not as an entirely new session folder - just a
new session state file. These snapshots really are full sessions - they
are not some poor cousin of the "real" session. They just happen to live
in the same folder as the original along with all the associated audio.

For true session renaming, when its really, deeply necessarily, Unix
utilities are the way to go, but that has just a little twist to it.


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